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6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

6 Useful Online Tutoring Sites to Boost Your Learning

Today, you can learn practically anything online — from mathematics, coding, speaking new languages, and almost anything else you can think of.

Dozens of online tutoring sites have educated millions of students around the world for a fraction of the cost of college courses. The key to maximizing this accessibility of information is not just choosing which topic you want to learn about, but which online tutoring sites provide the best learning experience.

We’ve narrowed down the sites to the best of the best, each with a different focus and value proposition (such as focus on age, language, higher education, etc.).

Here are six of the best and most useful online tutoring sites to boost your learning and take your knowledge to the next level.

1. Chegg Tutors

Focus: Basic Classroom Topics

What was formerly known as InstaEDU is now Chegg Tutors. Chegg offers a variety of lessons from coding, mathematics, languages, and more from a variety of online tutors. You can receive your lessons via Desktop or through their iPhone app.

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Chegg is recommended for parents and their middle or high school children who are looking for extra help with homework and upcoming exams.

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    Chegg’s rates start as low as 40 cents per minute, which is very affordable. Chegg also provides highly advanced learning technology, as you’re able to learn through chat, video, and even write on a shared whiteboard with your teacher.

    2. WizIQ

    Focus: Basic Classroom Topics & Exam Prep

    WizIQ is recognized as a top leader in online education. The company provides everything from exam prep to programming through pre-recorded lessons. Or students can book a one-on-one lesson with one of their 200,000 private teachers. WizIQ has powerful technology allowing you to experience a private virtual classrom with up to 6 people in high quality video.

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      I’ve enjoyed the free live classes that instructors put on, and the quality of video technology is first rate. I recommend WizIQ for the age group that is interested in university or higher education.

      3. Kaplan Kids

      Focus: Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

      Kaplan Kids is perfect for elmentary and middle school students who want to improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills.
      Students are able to earn points and win prizes as they learn. It’s a fun and rewarding way for children to stay motivated and engaged while learning.

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        However, I wouldn’t recommend Kaplan for anyone 18 and up, as the topics are geared towards children and young teenagers.

        4. Sophia

        Focus: College Courses

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        Sophia is targeted at middle and high school students looking to enter college. Students have the potential to receivecollege credits for online courses at a fraction of the cost of taking a course at an actual university. At the moment, the website is only partnered with a small number of US colleges, so chances are that you will not be eligible to receive credits from Sophia classes just yet. However, you can choose from one of their 32,000 tutorials and over 6,000 different tutors to teach you nearly every subject you can think of.

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          Sophia also has a good amount of free resources that you can access if you’re looking to try it out.

          5. Rype

          Focus: Personal Language Learning

          Rype is a new brand on a mission to disrupt the old-fashioned language learning industry by introducing personalized language coaching. They provide customized language learning packages, depending on your needs, including: The Starter Package (for beginners with zero knowledge), The Traveller Package (for travelers to learn conversation skills), and Rype Club (targeted for busy individuals and those looking to maintain their skills).

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            Why Rype

              At the moment, Rype only provides Spanish lessons, but other languages are coming soon. You can get your first session for as little as $9 and receive a 14-day free trial for Rype Club.

              6. Tutor.com

              Focus: Homework Help & Career Development

              With over a million students, Tutor.com is a great destination for students looking for help with their homework or career development advice.

              Tutor.com is larger than Sofia and Chegg, with the added advantage that no appointments are necessary, and you can access tutors 24/7 no matter where you are in the world.

              Definitely a convenient option if you’re looking to immediate help on your homework or upcoming exams.

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                Over to you

                What additional tutoring websites have you tried? Which of these tutoring sites are you thinking of trying out to boost your learning?

                We’d love to hear it in the comments below!

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                30 Best Procrastination Quotes to Get You Back to Work

                30 Best Procrastination Quotes to Get You Back to Work

                What do your 3pm fridge raid and perfectly alphabetised bookshelf have in common?

                You most likely did both of them when you should have been doing work.

                Procrastination is one of the most human behaviours. We’re all guilty of putting off what we know is important from time to time, and it seems the more pressing the task at hand, the better we are at avoiding it.

                Sure, it means that every time we have an important deadline we end up with a spotlessly clean house and a completely empty inbox, but the real work gets left until the very last minute and is finished in a frenzy of stress and caffeine.

                But we can gain control over procrastination by noticing it as soon as possible and stopping it in its tracks. On the contrary, you know you have a bad habit when you’re aware you’re putting something off, and you continue avoiding it anyway.

                To start you off with combating procrastination, here are a few quotes to get you in a motivated frame of mind, because if procrastination has any enemies, it’s motivation to work harder.

                A Few Home Truths

                  “Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
                  ― Mark Twain


                  “It is easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.”
                  ― Leonardo da Vinci


                  “Someday is not a day of the week.”
                  ― Janet Dailey


                  “Success is not obtained overnight. It comes in instalments; you get a little bit today, a little bit tomorrow until the whole package is given out. The day you procrastinate, you lose that day’s success.”
                  ― Israelmore Ayivor


                  “The man who waits to know everything is the man who never does anything.”
                  ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


                  “Procrastination is like going to a fancy restaurant and filling up on bread and not leaving enough room for dinner.”
                  ― Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to Crush Fear, Make Dreams Happen, and Live without Regret


                  “Procrastination is the lazy cousin of fear. When we feel anxiety around an activity, we postpone it.”
                  ― Noelle Hancock, My Year with Eleanor


                  “Doing things at the last minute reminds us of the importance of doing things at the first minute.”
                  ― Matshona Dhliwayo


                  “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow by evading it today.”
                  ― Abraham Lincoln


                  “A day can really slip by when you’re deliberately avoiding what you’re supposed to do.”
                  ― Bill Watterson, There’s Treasure Everywhere


                  “By what right do I, who have wasted this day, make claims on tomorrow?”
                  ― Alain-Fournier, Le Grand Meaulnes


                  “If you want to get ahead in life, I’ve found that perhaps the most useless word in the world is “tomorrow.”
                  ― José N. Harris


                  Some Practical Advice

                    “If you get stuck, get away from your desk. Take a walk, take a bath, go to sleep, make a pie, draw, listen to music, meditate, exercise; whatever you do, don’t just stick there scowling at the problem. But don’t make telephone calls or go to a party; if you do, other people’s words will pour in where your lost words should be. Open a gap for them, create a space. Be patient.”
                    ― Hilary Mantel


                    “Thinking too much leads to paralysis by analysis. It’s important to think things through, but many use thinking as a means of avoiding action.”
                    ― Robert Herjavec, The Will To Win: Leading, Competing, Succeeding


                    “Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone”
                    ― Pablo Picasso


                    “It is only by working the rituals, that any significant degree of understanding can develop. If you wait until you are positive you understand all aspects of the ceremony before beginning to work, you will never begin to work.”
                    ― Lon Milo DuQuette, The Magick of Aleister Crowley: A Handbook of the Rituals of Thelema


                    “Do first what you don’t want to do most.”
                    ― Clifford Cohen


                    “How often do you find yourself saying, “In a minute”, “I’ll get to it” or “Tomorrow’s good enough” and every other possible excuse in the book? Compare it with how often you decide it’s got to be done, so let’s get on and do it! That should tell you just how serious your procrastinating problem really is.”
                    ― Stephen Richards, The Secret of Getting Started: Strategies to Triumph over Procrastination


                    “How to stop procrastinating starts with believing you can overcome procrastination.”
                    ― Robert Moment, How to Stop Procrastinating


                    “Never put things off…you will wake up and find them gone.”
                    ― James Jones


                    Some Tough Love

                      “Do something instead of killing time. Because time is killing you.”
                      ― Paulo Coelho, Aleph


                      “If you take too long in deciding what to do with your life, you’ll find you’ve done it.”
                      ― George Bernard Shaw


                      “If you want to get ahead in life, I’ve found that perhaps the most useless word in the world is “tomorrow.”
                      ― José N. Harris


                      “What is deferred is not avoided.”
                      ― Thomas More


                      “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work”
                      ― Chuck Close


                      “If you always do what is easy and choose the path of least resistance, you never step outside your comfort zone. Great things don’t come from comfort zones.”
                      ― Roy Bennett


                      “Your ideas have legs and just as they run through your head, they could be running through someone else’s head and it’s just a matter of who gets to the finish line first. Nothing is new under the sun so act on your ideas.”― Sanjo Jendayi


                      “You may not be punished for your procrastination, but for sure you will be punished by your procrastination.”
                      ― Debasish Mridha


                      When You Need Pulling out of Procrastination

                        “Time is an equal opportunity employer. Each human being has exactly the same number of hours and minutes every day. Rich people can’t buy more hours. Scientists can’t invent new minutes. And you can’t save time to spend it on another day. Even so, time is amazingly fair and forgiving. No matter how much time you’ve wasted in the past, you still have an entire tomorrow.”
                        ― Denis Waitley


                        “A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
                        ― Karen Lamb


                        Print these quotes out, stick them on the wall in front of your desk – do whatever it takes to remember why you shouldn’t be putting your work off, or getting distracted by a desire to rearrange your socks into colour order.

                        It won’t be easy, but being aware of how detrimental procrastination is to your longer-term goals is the first step towards overcoming it.

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